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Barstool Sports personality Francis Ellis was caught on a hot mic smearing Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters just days after making an appearance on Watters’ program. Ellis was also heard mocking the network’s audience as stupid.
Ellis, who hosts Barstool’s “Oops the Podcast,”During an episode of “The Simpsons”, made these horrible comments “Barstool Rundown,”Where he was accused of Fox News Of “trafficking in hate.” Co-host Adam Ferrone signaled that the show had ended and asked Ellis about his most recent hit on Watters’ show, “Jesse Watters Primetime”On Monday
“He wanted me to talk about how Democrats in Massachusetts want to lower the voting age to 16,” Ellis answered, explaining that he attempted a few far-right jokes on the program, but didn’t like how he conducted himself on the show. “I just couldn’t get my feet under me. And I was like, I’m trying too hard.”
“But what if they offered you not just a segment, but what if they’re like, ‘Francis, we want you to do the eight o’clock to nine o’clock hour!’”Ferrone asked Ellis where he mocked his idea of joining Fox News.
Ellis then attacked Fox News, the hosts and his host who allowed him to talk on their show.
“Look, I got home. I talked my wife about it ’cause I was disappointed in myself and she was like, ‘Let’s be honest, like, do you want to be working with these f***ing people?’ She was like, ‘I watched the rest of his show — he’s a f***ing joke,’”Ellis stated.
“This is still part of the ‘Rundown,’”Ferrone spoke, with another voice confirming. “Still rolling, baby!”
“And then like, Tucker comes on and just screams,”Ellis went on. “It’s so weird. … They’re just trafficking in hate.”
Ellis then attacked Fox News viewers, claiming that the audience was too stupid to understand that he was manipulating them.
“I think last night I went into a place that I shouldn’t have gone to,”He admitted that before adding “No, because last night I was like, yes, the Democrats are like eating children beneath pizza shops. There are people watching that, who don’t know that I’m f***ing with them. They’re like, ‘Finally a young, handsome person is saying it!’”
“They’re just trafficking in hate.”Francis Ellis is a Fox News regular guest and Barstool Sports’ star. He was caught on the hot mic criticizing Fox News and Fox News hosts as well as the Fox News audience. (Via Mediaite, Barstool Rundown). pic.twitter.com/9nPl9inG7G
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Barstool’s producer can be heard trying to convince Ellis of his duplicity.
“Are you Jesus?”The producer was curious. “What are you gonna fix everybody? Come on bro. You’re there to tell jokes.”
“I’m not here to fix people,”Ellis responded, “but I’m certainly not here to like further divide the country.”
So, in a matter of minutes, Ellis made it clear that he can’t stand Fox News, any of the network hosts, and believes that anyone who watches or listens to Fox is “dumb.”
He said that he was open to being offered a job if it were.
Fox News also continues to break ratings records.
Fox News’ lowest-rated show in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic nearly doubled MSNBC’s highest-rated show in the demo on Tuesday. Fox News not only swept the demo across all time slots, its lowest-rated show still outperformed CNN and MSNBC’s highest-rated program by a wide margin. Fox’s America Reports at 2 p.m. was its lowest performer in the demo, bringing in 221,000 viewers.”
CNN’s top-rated show in the demo, meanwhile, was Erin Burnett’s OutFront — bringing in 147,000 demo viewers. MSNBC’s top-rated show was its 9 p.m. MSNBC Prime, which brought in 116,000 demo viewers, a little more than half of America Reports’ 221,000.
Carlson’s primetime show on Fox News smashed another key barrier earlier this year.
Watters is also a host on Watters’ show. “The Five”He now hosts his own program on the network.
Waters was appointed permanent host for the weekday 7PM EST time slot on Fox News, and in his first day he brought in 3.8million viewers. That represented the network’s best ratings in that timeslot in more than a year.
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